GEOS-5 Nature Run Collection
Through numerical experiments that simulate the dynamical and physical processes governing weather and climate variability of Earth's atmosphere, models create a dynamic portrait of our planet. This 10-kilometer global mesoscale simulation (Nature Run) using the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System Model (GEOS-5) explores the evolution of surface temperatures as the sun heats the Earth and fuels cloud formation in the tropics and along baroclinic zones; the presence of water vapor and precipitation within these global weather patterns; the dispersion of global aerosols from dust, biomass burning, fossil fuel emissions, and volcanoes; and the winds that transport these aerosols from the surface to upper-levels.
The full GEOS-5 simulation covered 2 years—from May 2005 to May 2007. It ran on 3,750 processors of the Discover supercomputer at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation, consuming 3 million processor hours and producing over 400 terabytes of data.
GEOS-5 development is funded by NASA's Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction Program.
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Model data processing provided by Discover supercomputer, NASA Center for Climate Simulation
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Datasets used in this visualization
GEOS-5 Cubed-Sphere (GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere)ID: 663Model NASA GMAO 05/01/2005 04/30/2007
The model is the GEOS-5 atmospheric model on the cubed-sphere, run at 14-km global resolution for 30-days. GEOS-5 is described here http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/systems/geos5/ and the cubed-sphere work is described here http://sivo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cubedsphere_overview.html.See all pages that use this dataset
GOCART (Goddard Chemistry Aerosol and Transport (GOCART) )ID: 712Model NASA/GSFC 08/17/2006 04/10/2007
Terra and AquaID: 775Collected with MODIS
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